Hi there, my name is Gabriella and in May 2020, after getting my period yet again, I decided to change my outlook on my journey to conceive. We had been trying to give our 3-year-old daughter a sibling for well over 18 months, even experiencing a miscarriage a few months into the process in September 2019. Doctors visits and fertility clinic visits for both my husband and I showed that we were extremely healthy, with no issues and with no reason not to be able to conceive. We were told, because of our young age, to just keep trying or proceed directly with IVF. Well, months ticked by and I was starting to get really, really upset and desperate.
What was going on? We had no trouble conceiving our daughter so I was starting to get really depressed. After some searching online, a little bit of therapy for my mental health, and a new outlook, I decided in late May 2020 after getting my period that I would be giving it my all in my next cycle. I found Circle + Bloom Natural Fertility series via a blog and purchased it, started journaling every night, surrounded my bedside table with positive mantras, and decided to go full throttle Day 1 of my cycle. Well…. you guessed it. We conceived in June 2020 and on July 2, 2020, I got a glaringly dark positive test.
Months and months of squinting and holding tests up to the light, there was no denying this one. I was pregnant! I sat there in shock and in disbelief. It took many weeks to shake the shock off my system. I am so incredibly thankful for the mind & body connection that Circle + Bloom helped develop within me. I am convinced this was the push I needed to let go of the internal stress I was sinking myself with. For the first time in this whole process, I just simply decided to trust my body and what it was capable of. I sit here 27 weeks pregnant now with my miracle and I have also been enjoying the Circle + Bloom Pregnancy program. I have been able to keep my anxiety at bay throughout the pregnancy by meditating and continuing to trust my body. Meditating WORKS and I am a true believer! Thank you!